Quality Improvement Resources

Introduction to QI

We have provided links to three useful sites that give a good introduction to Quality Improvement

 

Source Title
Royal College of Surgeons of England RCS and Quality Improvement
Hughes, RG Tools and strategies for quality improvement and patient safety
Health Foundation Quality improvement made simple
NICE Putting NICE Guidance into practice
NHS Wales 1000 Lives Improvement

Tools for QI

A number of organisations provide tools for QI

Source Title
NHS Improvement Quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) tools by stage of the patient pathway
NHS Improvement Quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) tools by type of task
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit
HQIP A guide to quality improvement methods
East London NHS Foundation Trust Quality Improvement Resources

QI Case Studies

Below is a list of QI case studies. Please contact us if you have any good examples of QI studies for vascular surgery and we can add to this list

Vascular Society of Great Britain & IrelandDelivering a National Quality Improvement Programme for Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Source Title
NHS Scotland QI Case Studies
BMJ Open Quality The utilisation of the MUST nutritional screening tool on vascular surgical wards
Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland Delivering a National Quality Improvement Programme for Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Northern Vascular Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Ireland Making surgical wards safer for patients with diabetes: reducing hypoglycaemia and insulin errors